If you crash while playing Burnout Legends on your PSP, do you crash in real life?
The question comes to mind as GamePolitics looks at some video game legislation that might actually make sense, for a change.
As reported by the Elimira Star-Gazette:
Proposed bills in 12 states, including New York and Pennsylvania, would forbid drivers from playing video games or using their computers and fax machines.
The legislation is a natural progression from outlawing the use of hand-held cell phones by drivers… The intent of the legislation… is to cut down on the distractions that drivers create for themselves when operating electronic devices…
The New York Senate… unanimously passed a bill outlawing such electronics just before adjourning. The Senate bill, S634-C, has been referred to the Assembly Codes Committee…
GP: While we generally think legislating video games is bad, so is distracted driving.